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revfisher
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:40 pm

Well, I finally went out for my very first Kayaking trip.

Absolutely no idea what I was doing, never used soft-bait before, had no idea what I was doing, much fun was had!
Got out in the water from the Kawakawa bay side at about 6am, spent about an hour acting like a muppet trying to figure out how to do this whole thing. After losing 4 tails on my first pack of soft-bait the frustration was starting to increase. After endless amounts of disappointment I switched to a different type of soft-bait and got into it again. This time things were going a bit more positively and within 5 minutes landed my first snapper, not big, but definitely worthy of some lunch! After a moment of 'what the heck do I do now' I got the thing on board and started at it again. Landed another eater about 20 minutes later and then called it around 9:30 to go home and do some work.

Have been wanting to go Kayak fishing for about 5 years and finally did it, what a blast, can't wait to go out again now!

The day was beautiful too, somehow I lost my fish photos though :(
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Bear Jules
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:19 pm

Great stuff. Looks like magic conditions. Kayaking fishing is such a blast. Imo it's the most exciting and productive form of fishing having surfcasted and boat fished for years. Kayak fishing wins hands down. Thanks for posting and keep the TRs coming as you continue to head out

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revfisher
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:59 pm

Honestly don't think I have ever had that much fun fishing. Soft bait fishing was so rewarding, feels like something for a fish as opposed to just dropping some bait

Ferret
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:42 am

Good work! There is hope for us beginners!! Were you using jigheads for the soft baits - what weight? And what types of soft bait?

I've tried a green sparkly soft bait on 1/3 oz heads. Get bites but no takers... i think i need a heavier jig head and brighter colours...

I caught my first snapper on a little jig thing (got it at the warehouse for $6). And my mate who i took out last weekend got a couple of 25cm's on 60gm orange slider at Narrowneck... both went back of course.
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revfisher
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Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:43 pm

I used
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With 15cm pink jerkshad

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BFIST
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 am

Try a lighter jighead, 1/2 oz will go better in waters under 20m deep. You could even go lighter once you get a better feel for what you are doing.

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Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:58 am

Around that area mate if not much wind and conditions like you had there go 1/4oz, get better hang time in the water column :-)

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Kingfish killer
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Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Well done :y: If your in shallow water id go 1/4 ounce eg 10m or less . 20m then 1/2 ounce will do the trick . My go to softbait is the Lime tiger crazyleg .

revfisher
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Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:28 am

Cheers for advice. I started lighter and it felt like it was taking forever to get to the bottom so I switched lol. Too used to heavy surf caster sinkers.

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